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“Pretty Plain, but generally their prices are good.” 3 of 5 stars
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Comfort Inn Altoona
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   2101 Adventureland Drive, Altoona, IA 50009 (Formerly Altoona Settle Inn)   |  
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Ranked #5 of 7 Hotels in Altoona
Sioux City, Iowa
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71 reviews 71 reviews
29 hotel reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
“Pretty Plain, but generally their prices are good.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

We have stayed at the Setle Inn in Altoona several times. The rooms are very plain - though they have finally replace TV's to newer style. Furnishings are dated and cheap. Most of the single rooms have only queen beds rather than Kings even though the rooms are large enough to accommodate a king. Pool and hot tub are nite. The lobby has not been changed in the couple of decades since this hotel opened. Breakfast is what you expect at a low price chain. just the essentials.

The main thing this hotel has going for it is the price, location and a friendly staff. The Owners just need to invest some money the property up to date a bit.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Loretta L, Manager at Comfort Inn Altoona, responded to this review, October 11, 2012
Thank you for reviewing us on Trip Advisor. We are, as you saw, slowing updating the rooms. The TV's are first, furniture will be coming as business allows. We are happy to keep our room prices in line with the middle income families. Will are looking forward to serving you needs in the future.
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Omaha, Nebraska
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14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2012

We stayed here recently on a trip to Adventureland in Des Moines. The hotel is conveniently located just down the road, maybe a mile a most, from the amusement park so not a bad drive at all. We found the staff to be friendly and inviting, the room was clean and orderly and overall the hotel was quiet and relaxing with no close traffic noise. They also have a decent swimming pool but we most liked the adjacent Jacuzzi that helped relax our tired legs and feet after walking around the park all day. I was most impressed with the large breakfast room in which they serve the complimentary continental breakfast, probably the biggest I've ever seen in similar sized-hotels offering the same service. The Belgian waffles were a nice touch on the breakfast offerings! Would definitely stay here again!

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Loretta L, Manager at Comfort Inn Altoona, responded to this review, October 11, 2012
All of us here at the Settle Inn Altoona are very happy you enjoyed your stay with us. The Breakfast is quite unique. Many happy returns, we are here "AT YOUR SERVICE".
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2012 via mobile

Unbelievable!!! Never would have thought this chain of hotel would allow its rooms to get so run down.floor was weak in hall way.top blanket was hairy on bottom side an smelled like sex..waking up to having itch finding bugs wasnt the way we wanted to end our day. Moved to better hotel.someone needs to fire housekeeping!!!

  • Stayed July 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Loretta L, General Manager at Comfort Inn Altoona, responded to this review, August 16, 2012
We here at the Settle Inn take all feedback from our guests very serious.
Our desk clerk, Manager, Maintenance, plus pest control company have
tore the room apart and investigated all furnishings without finding any
bugs.

Thank you for your review.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2012

The hospitality was welcoming and helpful. We were grateful for recommendation of pizza delivery service which was surprisingly good. The theme room was awesome. Bed was comfortable and the space to move around generous. The continental breakfast was super as well. Would go back and definitely recommend to others.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Waverly, Iowa
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2012

we stay about once a year and always have a nice stay. pool/spa, close to Adventure land and casino so busy in the summer months. easy to find yet a little off the traffic line.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Lake City, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2012

very good service room clean it is the motel we stay at all the time

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Iowa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2011

This place is reviewed under both Settle Inn Altoona and Altoona Settle Inn, with very different comments. Be sure to read both. I hope I never see this place again, because in my mind it's a dump and the space in the rooms (bath and bedroom) sucks big time.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled on business
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Comfort Inn Altoona

Address: 2101 Adventureland Drive, Altoona, IA 50009 (Formerly Altoona Settle Inn)
Location: United States > Iowa > Altoona
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 7 Hotels in Altoona
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Comfort Inn Altoona 3*
Number of rooms: 67
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Newly renovated Hotel. We have 67 non-smoking rooms. Indoor heated pool, free wi-fi. Breakfast which includes scrambled eggs, sausage, waffles, fruit, yogury, toast , bagels, and more. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Altoona Settle Hotel Altoona
Comfort Inn Altoona Iowa

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